Born May 6, 1951 in Amarillo, Texas. Moved to Denton in 1971 and completed Bachelor & Master degrees at North Texas State University, now known as University of North Texas. Began Real Estate career in 1979. Held license in Oklahoma and Texas. Married to Debbie Vanderlaan and have one son, Travis Vanderlaan. Professional Experience REAL ESTATE BROKER/INVESTOR Owner/Broker of Vanderlaan Real Estate, Inc., whose marketing areas include Denton County, Cooke County, Montague County and Wise County. Specialize in Farms, Ranches, Land Investments and Commercial Developments. ACCREDITED LAND CONSULTANT TEXAS Affiliations Current Board Director Access Bank Texas Current Advisory Board Member University of North Texas Athletics Current Board of Directors Denton Country Club Past Director Greater Denton & Wise County Board of Realtors Past Director of Farm & Land Institutes Texas/Louisiana Chapter Past Advisory Board City/Chamber of Denton Economic Development Past Board of Directors University of North Texas Ex s Past Board President Denton Country Club Past Trustee First United Methodist Church, Denton Past Advisory Board First State Bank of Texas, Denton Past Advisory Board Wells Fargo Bank, Denton Past Advisory Board Texas Bank, Denton Past Advisory Board First United Bank, Denton Lifetime Member Mean Green Club University of North Texas Lifetime Member Presidents Council University of North Texas Education NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY (UNT) DENTON, TEXAS Bachelor Degree, 1974 NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY (UNT) DENTON, TEXAS Masters Degree, 1978 Professional History Began career at Wilson Land Company, located in Sanger, Texas, in early 1979. Recruited in 1983 by Ebby Halliday Realtors to start up a Farm & Ranch division. Opened the Denton office in 1985 and ran a successful program until late 1994, when I opened Vanderlaan Real Estate in Denton. Have two offices; one office in Denton and one office in Cooke County.
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